beautiful

beautifully, adv.beautifulness, n.
/byooh"teuh feuhl/, adj.
1. having beauty; having qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind: a beautiful dress; a beautiful speech.
2. excellent of its kind: a beautiful putt on the seventh hole; The chef served us a beautiful roast of beef.
3. wonderful; very pleasing or satisfying.
n.
4. the concept of beauty (usually prec. by the).
5. (used with a pl. v.) beautiful things or people collectively (usually prec. by the): the good and the beautiful.
6. the ideal of beauty (usually prec. by the): to strive to attain the beautiful.
7. wonderful; fantastic: You got two front-row seats? Beautiful!
8. extraordinary; incredible: used ironically: Your car broke down in the middle of the freeway? Beautiful!
[1520-30; BEAUTY + -FUL]
Syn. 1. comely, seemly, attractive, fair, beauteous. BEAUTIFUL, HANDSOME, LOVELY, PRETTY refer to a pleasing appearance. A person or thing that is BEAUTIFUL has perfection of form, color, etc., or noble and spiritual qualities: a beautiful landscape, a beautiful woman. HANDSOME often implies stateliness or pleasing proportion and symmetry: a handsome man. That which is LOVELY is beautiful but in a warm and endearing way: a lovely smile. PRETTY implies a moderate but noticeable beauty, esp. in that which is small or of minor importance: a pretty child.
Ant. 1. ugly.

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